I read about Eli Reynolds in The Regina Leader Post.  He is only 7 years old but he thinks big and hasn’t let his age stop him from making a big difference.  This fall Eli started a campaign that he called Warm Hearts.     He made posters, spread the word far and wide, set up collection boxes and requested only one thing: donations of warm socks for those who might not have any.  In our Saskatchewan winters, feet really need to be kept warm!

A personable, well-spoken Grade 2 student at Balgonie Elementary School, Eli decided he wanted to do something after seeing a documentary about a young Winnipeg woman who founded the Ladybug Foundation at age 8 to combat homelessness.

“It made me think about how I’m pretty lucky,” Eli explained. So he wanted to find a way to help those who haven’t been as fortunate. After speaking with his mom and grandma, Eli hatched a plan.”   From the Regina Leader Post

To date he’s collected over 600 pairs of socks!  That’s a lot of feet being kept warm.  He has donated them to various organizations throughout Regina and he hasn’t stopped collecting yet.

His mother says he comes from a family of caring volunteers and it’s obvious that Eli has already joined the beautiful tradition with his own brand of kindness.  Way to go Eli!

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